NBA Roundup: McHale’s debut ruined
The NBA Roundup …
MINNEAPOLIS ó Mehmet Okur hit the go-ahead shot with 1.7 seconds to play and Utah capitalized on 16 missed free throws by Minnesota in Kevin McHale’s season debut as Timberwolves coach.
Ronnie Brewer scored 25 points for the Jazz on the 20th anniversary of Jerry Sloan’s promotion to the team’s head coach.
Cavaliers 114, Raptors 94
CLEVELAND (AP) ó LeBron James scored 31 points and set the team record for steals, Zydrunas Ilgauskas became the Cavaliers’ career leader in rebounds, and Cleveland moved to 12-0 at home with a 114-94 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday night.
Spurs 133, Mavs 126, 2OT
DALLAS ó Tim Duncan scored eight of his 32 points in the decisive second overtime, Tony Parker added 29 points and 10 assists, and San Antonio beat Dallas in the latest thriller between these Interstate-35 rivals.
Suns 125, Bucks 110
PHOENIX ó Shaquille O’Neal scored a season-high 35 points and Phoenix beat Milwaukee, extending its domination of the Bucks in Arizona.
Wizards 107, Pistons 94
WASHINGTON ó Caron Butler scored his expected 33 points, Juan Dixon added an unexpected 16, Darius Songaila got a surprising 15, and Washington overcame a miserable start to rally over Detroit’s redesigned lineup.
Rockets 92, Hawks 84
HOUSTON ó Yao Ming scored 24 points and grabbed a season-high 19 rebounds, and Houston rallied in the fourth quarter to beat Atlanta.
Bulls 105, Knicks 100
CHICAGO ó Larry Hughes hit a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 55 seconds to go and Chicago rallied in the fourth quarter to beat New York.